McCaffrey to miss at least 3 games after landing on IR
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Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey will miss a minimum of three games after the club placed him on injured reserve Wednesday.

McCaffrey received a timetable of four-to-six weeks to recover from his sprained ankle but hoped to return ahead of schedule.

The 24-year-old suffered the injury in Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He racked up 223 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns through the first two games of the season.

Panthers' upcoming schedule

Week Opponent
3 Chargers
4 Cardinals
5 Falcons

McCaffrey will be eligible to return in Week 6 against the Chicago Bears. Mike Davis is expected to lead Carolina's rushing attack in his absence.

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